Aged Red Wine Comparative, Mar 23

Wine Tasting, March 23rd 2017

Master Sommelier Prep Group
Canlis, Seattle, WA

Comparing Red Wines, with the influence of bottle age.

The Classic Options:

  • Bordeaux
    • Médoc
    • Libournais
    • Graves
  • Rhône
    • Côte Rôtie
    • Hermitage
    • Cornas
    • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Tuscany
    • Chianti Classico
    • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Piedmont
    • Barolo
    • Barbaresco
  • Burgundy
    • Côte de Nuits
    • Côte de Beaune
  • Rioja
    • Rioja Reserva, Gran Reserva
  • South Australia
    • Shiaz, Cabernet and Grenache
    • Barossa, McClaren Vale, Coonawarra, Margaret River
  • Napa
    • Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel
  • Central Coast
    • Syrah


Our Wines:

  1. ’05 Produttori del Barbaresco, “Montefico Riserva” Nebbiolo, Barbaresco
  2. ’00 Lagier Meredith, Syrah, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
  3. ’06 E. Guigal, Syrah, Hermitage Rouge, Northern Rhône
  4. ’10 E. Guigal, Grenache Blend, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône
  5. ’96 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot, St. Émilion Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux
  6. ’84 Beringer, “Private Reserve” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  7. ’00 Château Cambon La Pelouse, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux
  8. ’05 Produttori del Barbaresco, “Montefico Riserva” Nebbiolo, Barbaresco
  9. ’04 Mitolo, “Savitar” Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia

From these selections, the following were the most classic examples:

  • ’05 Produttori del Barbaresco, “Montefico Riserva” Nebbiolo, Barbaresco
  • ’06 E. Guigal, Syrah, Hermitage Rouge, Northern Rhône
  • ’10 E. Guigal, Grenache Blend, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône
  • ’96 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot, St. Émilion Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux
  • ’04 Mitolo, “Savitar” Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia

The others were still quality wines, but lacked some essential markers of their associates.

Participants:

  • Martin B, Wild Ginger
  • Nick D, Medium Plus
  • Robert L, Wild Ginger
  • James L, Stoneburner
  • Elton N, Canlis
  • Jackson R, Canlis
  • Cole S, Ontañon
  • Dawn S, John Howie
  • Ole T, Classical Wines

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